Author Archives: Challice

2nd Annual Back to the Classics Challenge 2019

In my previous post I shared my final thoughts for my first year in participating with Books and Chocolate’s Back to the Classics. There are 12 prompts that you choose a classic to fit. This year I am thrilled to reveal what I chose for this year’s prompts. 1. 19th Century Classic. Any classic book originally published between 1800 and… Read more »

Final Thoughts on the Back to the Classics challenge of 2018 and Reading Tips

Wow! I know EVERYONE says this every year but really, where has this year gone? It just flew by. One of the ways I marked the passage of time was doing Back To the Classics Challenge 2018 hosted by Book and Chocolate . I revealed last year my book choices for the challenge prompts. Well, I want to do it again!… Read more »

Top 5 Homeschool Resources We Loved in 2018

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Often times there are things we add to our homeschool that end up seeming like a good idea, but ultimately end up not being enjoyed like I envisioned. Cross stitch kits… that are still in my craft closet… from over a year ago, for example. But, there are some that really do love and we use often enough that I… Read more »

Australian Laura Ingalls {Review of Audrey of the Outback}

I have had these books in my Amazon cart for well over a year. I don’t even remember how I heard about them! I am like that. But I finally got them this past month and I can’t wait to share with you my thoughts! Audrey of the Outback by Christine Harris (get your copy here)  First, I love that… Read more »

6 Books my 10 year old daughter and 9 year old son read and loved!

Disclaimer! My eldest two children have showed me some amazing growth and maturity these last few months. Since we tend to read, a lot, I have trusted them to tell me of any objectionable material for OUR family standards. If and when they do, I read it and get an idea of how the story will play out. Sometimes I… Read more »

Literature Selections For Story of The World Volume 3 (Various Grades)

                                    One thing I noticed while searching for curriculum was the lack of literature selections for Volume 3 in Story of the World. Not saying that they aren’t out there but that it was incredibly difficult for me to find what other homeschoolers… Read more »

My 10 Year Old’s Summer Recommendations {And Mom’s thought}

I asked my daughter to pick out 5 books that she thought other similar aged children would like. I said children but being a girl, these tended to lean more towards the girl side of life. 😉 This post is going to give you information on the books but I also suggest you watch the video that corresponds with this… Read more »

Homeschooling for the Beginners

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The time has come! I have had several questions about how to start homeschooling! I understand that this is a huge step and it is mixed with excitement and some nervousness. But let’s address some of the question that are asked a well as some recommended resources. First things first, what are your state requirements! Best place to check this… Read more »

A 9 Year Old’s Thoughts on the Assigned Literature for American History

At the beginning of the year I assigned my 9 year old (or third grader if you need that information) a whole basket of literature that I wanted him to read during the course of the 2017-18 school year. The idea behind this is to give a living education in a Charlotte Mason way. I looked for wholesome living books… Read more »